| Friday 28th March
2008 | Issue 626
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MUMIA'S THE WORD
This week Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appeal for a new trial was turned down in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Philadelphia. His conviction still stands for the murder of a policeman he was fitted up with in 1981 (See SchNEWS 584), but the court has ordered a new sentencing hearing to decide whether he will remain on death row or be sentenced to life imprisonment. The authorities remain blind to all the evidence that has emerged proving his innocence and despite having already locked this man up for over 25 years, seem determined to punish him further for being a former member of the Black Panthers and a radical journalist.
There will be a protest today (28th) at the US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London at 5pm
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